The Ludhiana police on Monday said that they’d arrested a 40-year-old girl, apprehended her 12-year-old daughter and claimed to have cracked a bunch of theft instances that had been reported from the town not too long ago.
Investigators additionally said that two extra males, each aides of the mother-daughter duo, had been on the run and a manhunt had been launched for his or her arrest.
The girl, recognized as Gomti, a resident of Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh, instructed police that they got here to Punjab solely through the wedding seasons to hold out thefts at weddings. The 2 absconding males had been recognized as Ajju and Kalu, aged between 25 years to 30 years, and hailing from Madhya Pradesh. They’re relations of the arrested girl.
Ludhiana police commissioner Kaustubh Sharma stated that two such thefts had reported not too long ago from weddings — one close to Aarti Chowk and the opposite from a wedding venue in Haibowal — prior to now week. In each instances, a minor lady was captured by cameras stealing money and gold jewelry.
“The police traced the minor and later arrested her mom. The accused instructed police that previously one week, they’d carried out two thefts — one every in Ludhiana and Nawanshahr,” stated Sharma.
“They used to focus on the shut relations of the bride and the groom, who often had been entrusted to hold the baggage containing money and jewelry. The minor lady used to observe her targets and after stealing the baggage, used to flee from the wedding venue, and meet with their aides exterior,” he added.
Inspector Jasveer Singh, SHO, division quantity 5 police station, stated that the accused had been dwelling in a rented room close to Sherpur. On the rented lodging too, Gomti stole a handbag from her neighbor, which contained Rs 2,000 money.
The minor lady was despatched to an statement residence in Jalandhar after being apprehended, the police stated.
An FIR underneath sections 454 (home trespass), 380 (theft), and 34 (act performed with widespread intention) of the IPC was registered in opposition to the accused at division quantity 5 police station.